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How to deal with an illegal eviction by a private landlord

Illegal eviction is a criminal offence. Your landlord can be prosecuted by the police, fined, or in some cases imprisoned.

If you're being illegally evicted, get help from the council and the police.

Use our templates to help you know what to say to your landlord.

Last updated: 3 October 2023

Housing laws differ between Scotland and England.

This content applies to Scotland only.

Get advice if you're in England